Equality and Diversity Newsletter

The newsletter aims to raise awareness of the Equality and Diversity calendar, and to share events reflecting the diversity of our staff and patients, including key events for persons with any of the nine protected characteristics.

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We want this newsletter to be as interactive as possible and would like to include your stories and photos in future editions.

Please contact the author if you have anything you would like to share for the year of 2018.

Below are some of the key events happening in March - have we missed anything out that you would like to share?

If you celebrate any of these events, would you like to feature in the March newsletter either as an interviewee or by sending us some photos?

All through March

  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Women's History Month

Thursday 1 March

  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • International Wheelchair Day
  • Holika Dahan (Hinduism)
  • St David's Day (Christian)
  • Intercalary Days (end) (Baha'i)
  • Purim (Judasim)

Friday 2 March

  • Holi (Hinduism)

Friday 2 March-Tuesday 20 March

  • Nineteen Day Fast (Baha'i)
  • Lantern festival (Chinese)
  • Magha Puja (Sangha Day (Buddism)
  • Hola Mohall (Sikhism)

Tuesday 6 March

  • Meatfare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

Thursday 8 March

  • International Women's Day

Tuesday 13 March-Thursday 15 March

  • Deaf History Month

Thursday 15 March

  • Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)

Saturday 17 March

  • St Patrick's Day (Christian)

Sunday 18 March

  • New Year (Hinduism)

Sunday 18 March-Monday 26 March

  • Ramayana (Hinduism)

Monday 19 March

  • St Joseph's Day (Christian)

Tuesday 20 March

  • Ostara/Eostre celebrate spring Equinox (Pagan)

Wednesday 21 March

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • Equinox
  • Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
  • Naw-Rúz (New Year) - (Baha'i)
  • Ostara - Mabon - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

Sunday 25 March

  • Palm Sunday (Christian)
  • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Orthodox Christian)
  • Ram Navani (Hinduism)

Monday 26 March

  • Ramanavami (Hinduism)

Monday 26 March-Monday 2 April

  • World Autism Awareness Week

Wednesday 28 March

  • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) (Zoroastrian)

Thursday 29 March

  • Maundy Thursday (Christian)
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

Friday 30 March

  • Good Friday (Christian)

Friday 30 March-Saturday 7 April

  • Passover (Judaism)

Saturday 31 March

  • International Day of Transgender Visibility
  • Holy Saturday (Christian)
  • Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian)
  • Lord's Evening Meal (Jehovah's Witness)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hinduism)

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